tornynhaai, noun

Plurals:
tornynhaaie /tɔ(r)ˈneɪnhaɪə/.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, tornyn porpoise + haai shark.
porpoise shark.
1930 C.L. Biden Sea-Angling Fishes 44He trolled too deep and struck an enormous shark (Carcharodon carcharias, the great white shark of the North Atlantic, or what is known by Cape fishermen as ‘groot tornynhaai’ = great porpoise shark).
1930 C.L. Biden Sea-Angling Fishes 147The mako shark (Isuropsis mako) is the same as the South African blue tornynhaai.
1957 [see jumping jack].
porpoise shark.
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